SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : strongswan (SAT Patch Numbers 8488 / 8489)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71392


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This strongswan update fixes security issues and bugs :

- Specially crafted XAuth usernames and EAP identities could cause a crash in strongswan. (CVE-2013-5018)

- A crafted ID packet can be used by remote attackers to crash the server or potentially gain authentication privileges under certain circumstances. (CVE-2013-6075)

Additionally, a bug in route recursion limits was fixed :

- Charon segfaults when left=%any / recursion limit.


Apply SAT patch number 8488 / 8489 as appropriate.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71392

File Name: suse_11_strongswan-131101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/13

Modified: 2013/12/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:strongswan, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:strongswan-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5018, CVE-2013-6075